How to Read Faster in Project Zomboid

Is there a way to read faster in project zomboid?

In “Project Zomboid”, there is a way to read faster by using the “Fast Reader” trait. This trait decreases the amount of time required to read a book by 70%. However, there is also a “Slow Reader” trait which increases the time to 130%. This will help you to advance your character’s skill points and make the most of your reading experience.

How do I change my reading speed in project zomboid?

The base reading speed is 2 pages per minute(in-game time). If you’re looking for a way to read faster in Project Zomboid, one option is to download a mod, This will help you to advance your character’s skills more quickly. Another option is simply to hit the fast-forward button at the top of your screen.

The server setting for skill book read speed multiplier

Looking for a way to make reading books in multiplayer faster? Changing the server setting for “MinutesPerPage” to 0.01 should make books read much faster.

Change the server settings “Edit Selected Settings” -> Other -> MinutesPerPage -> 0.01

The server setting for skill book read speed multiplier

This can also done by changing the MinutesPerPage setting in the game’s INI file, which can be found in the Zomboid>Server>servertest.ini folder. The lower the number is set, the faster books can be read.

Another suggestion is using a mod, such as Cat’s Faster Reading Mod, which makes books be read almost instantly. There is also another mod, CC’s Reading Mod, which is supposed to be even faster than Cat’s mod.

Use a mod to make reading books in seconds

CC’s Faster Reading

This mod makes reading faster by giving you the option to select your reading speed. There are different speeds to choose from, so you can find the one that’s right for you. Options are: 2x, 5x,10x, 25x, 50x, and 100x faster. Slow Reader / Fast Reader traits still have an effect and will make reading faster or slower by 30% of the new adjusted speed.

Read Faster When Sitting

It is more effective to read while sitting. However, this mod may conflict with mods that handle the reading features.

Cat’s Faster Reading Mod

This simple mod speeds up reading by half and is especially helpful for books and comics. Standing while reading will cut read time in half while sitting will reduce it by 55 seconds. This mod is also helpful for multiplayer, as it cuts down on waiting times.

Reading speed for each skill level

The Fast Reader trait decreases the time required to read a book by 30%, while the Slow Reader trait increases it by 30%. Thus, if you have the Fast Reader trait, it will take you 12 minutes and 50 seconds to read a book at skill level 1–2, 15 minutes and 10 seconds at skill level 3–4, etc. If you have the Slow Reader trait, it will take you 18 minutes and 20 seconds to read a book at skill level 1–2, 21 minutes and 40 seconds at skill level 3–4, etc.

Skill LevelReading Speed (No Traits)Reading Speed (With Fast Reader Trait)Reading Speed (With Slow Reader Trait)
1–215 minutes12 minutes 50 seconds18 minutes 20 seconds
3–420 minutes15 minutes 10 seconds21 minutes 40 seconds
5–625 minutes17 minutes 30 seconds25 minutes
7–830 minutes20 minutes28 minutes 30 seconds
9–1035 minutes22 minutes 30 seconds32 minutes
This table shows the reading speed for each skill level with and without the Fast Reader and Slow Reader traits.

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